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RISD Partners with CreativeMornings
In partnership with RISD, CreativeMornings chapters in 29
cities around the world are hosting events in June under a common, unified
theme, holding a global conversation about the intersection of art and technology.
As part of RISD’s STEM to
STEAM initiative, all CreativeMornings chapters from Aarhus to Zurich are
taking a closer look at the magic that happens at the intersection of these two
Founded in 2009 by Tina Roth Eisenberg,
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series with the express purpose
of bringing creative people together to meet and talk informally while being
inspired by a guest speaker. Think of it as “TED for the rest of us,” her site
suggests. In less than three years, CreativeMornings has spawned chapters in
cities throughout the US, Europe and on several other continents.
The Arts+Tech>Magic month kicks off with Jonathan Harris speaking on Friday, June 1 in
New York City. The RISD STEAM Club is hosting its own “pop up” CreativeMornings
event the following Friday, June 8, when Kelly Dobson,
head of RISD’s Digital + Media department, speaks in the Chace Center.
In taping the video used to introduce the
discussions at local chapters worldwide, President John Maeda explained the notion behind the STEM to STEAM movement,
noting that “art and
technology combine very naturally.” People who are able to “blur the line”
between the artistic and scientific or techy aspects of themselves are most
likely to be the leaders of the future, he says.
Go to CreativeMornings
for more information about events in
your area. Or reserve a ticket to RISD’s own CreativeMornings event
on June 8 at 8:30 am at risdsteam.org.
tags: Digital + Media
, partnerships + collaborations